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THE PROPERTY

Mellow farmhouse in just over 4 acres, elevated rural setting, ideally placed for local amenties and mainline communications Monkwood is a loose scattering of houses in the district of East Hampshire. It is spread between the villages of Ropley and West Tisted surrounded by farmland and belts of woodland with the A31 to the north and the A32 to the south. The house sits on an escarpment of high ground, some 623 ft above sea level Although in the countryside Merryview is not isolated, there are excellent local amenities in Ropley including a community shop/post office, primary school, and garage. Nearby Alresford caters for most everyday needs. Both the A31 and A32 provide fast links to the A3, north to the M3, the airports, M25 orbital motorway and London. With mainline stations at Petersfield, Alton and Winchester, London Waterloo Station is just over an hour. The house was built about 20 years ago in the style of a farmhouse linked to a barn. The house has mellow brick elevations, part tile hung at first floor level, inset double glazed windows and French doors under a hipped tiled roof. The accommodation on three floors has been designed to make the most of the wonderful rural views, and large skies which provide excellent light throughout the house. The ground floor flows off the vaulted hall. There are three reception rooms and a kitchen/breakfast room fitted with bespoke units by Wychwood of Lower Wield, plus there is an Aga and other integrated appliances. A glazed link/boot room leads over to the garaging. This building has already been converted to a utility room, second cloakroom and first floor sitting room/studio/home office. Plumbing has been laid on for a bathroom or shower room and therefore this end of the house could simply be converted into a self contained annexe. On the first floor in the main house there are four double bedrooms, two shower rooms (2 suites) and a bathroom. On the second floor there are two further double bedrooms. Unquestionably Merryview provides first class family accommodation which is extremely versatile and also has further potential to be enlarged and remodelled. Merryview is approached from the lane through a five bar gate and a gravel driveway gives access to the garaging. It also provides additional parking and turning space. The mature established gardens lie predominantly on the western side of the house, a wide paved terrace adjoins the principal reception rooms and kitchen. Beyond are sweeping lawns, well stocked shrub borders and a variety of broadleaf and evergreen trees. The paddock wraps around the house and garden protecting it on the north and eastern side. There is a separate paddock/field entrance from Hill Farm Road/Soames Lane. In all extending to about 4.147 acres (1.678 hectares).